Wednesday, 1 January 2014
I wanted to do a quick blog on the dress I wore on Christmas day, which is a lovely tartan midi dress that the lovely ladies at Topsy Curvy were kind enough to send me just before the big day! I am in love with the current tartan trend & think that the pattern and colours are so lovely!
I really like the vibrant red on this dress, which I think made it perfect for the festive season. I got a size down from my usual size however it didn't feel to small at all! I like the snug fit so it was perfect for me. I really like the black side panels which I felt broke up the pattern of the dress a little! I teamed it up with some leggings from One One Three (which are amazing by the way - lovely thick material and great sizing!). I have bought from Topsy Curvy before (you can use their website or Facebook to purchase from there) and find their stuff always comes quickly, well packed and generous sizes!
The dress is currently only £21 on their site too! http://topsycurvy.co.uk/shop/tartan-midi-dress/
I have seen loads of your festive blogging outfits - if you have any more to share I would love to see them!
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Monday, 7 October 2013
What I will say is that I have another dress of theirs - and the Floral Skater Dress does not disappoint!
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Upon meeting the lovely ladies behind this new brand, I learnt that they are very passionate about the cause. Every single one of the ladies I met knew the range of clothing inside out and were more than happy to take on feedback we gave.
Being the loud mouth blogger that I am I didn't give glowing feedback on some of the items - I wanted less cover up, more colour for example. That said, the range is BEAUTIFUL and the ladies were more than happy to talk to us about our needs and what we would like to see from a plus size clothing range.
The brand has been designed by a team of ladies that have been working with Evans for years. After seeing the Evans brand grow, they wanted to create something - and so they did! With lace biker jackets and sparkly Christmas dresses there can be no denying that they got it right - very right!
The items are slowly being dripped onto the Evans website so it is well worth looking at what they have on offer!
|Me and The Live Unlimited Team|
Friday, 20 September 2013
When I got to the event I was greeted by two ladies straight away. The lovely ladies explained that every customer had their chance to have their photo taken by a professional photographer that day and be featured on the Evans Curvy Street Style website.
Of course... I could not resist having my photo taken!
You might have heard of Black Heart Creatives - I certainly have raved about them before!
They do a whole range of necklaces as well as the chance to have ANY word you want put onto a chain - so beautiful!
Those are the amazing Black Heart Creatives necklaces I own!
Want to see their range? Click here
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Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Please give it a watch/read!
I say, ‘I am fat.’
He says ‘No, you are beautiful.’
I wonder why I cannot be both.
He kisses me
My college theater professor once told me
that despite my talent,
I would never be cast as a romantic lead.
We do plays that involve singing animals
and children with the ability to fly,
but apparently no one
has enough willing suspension of disbelief
to go with anyone loving a fat girl.
I daydream regularly
about fucking my boyfriend vigorously on his front lawn.
On the mornings I do not feel pretty,
while he is still asleep,
I sit on the floor and check the pockets of his skinny jeans for motive,
for a punchline,
for other girls’ phone numbers.
When we hold hands in public,
I wonder if he notices the looks —
like he is handling a parade balloon on a crowded sidewalk;
if he notices that my hands are now made of rope.
Dear Cosmo: Fuck you.
I will not take sex tips from you
on how to please a man you think I do not deserve.
He tells me he loves me with the lights on.
I can cup his hip bone in my hand,
feel his ribs without pressing very hard at all.
He does not believe me when I tell him he is beautiful.
Sometimes I fear the day he does will be the day he leaves.
The cute hipster girl at the coffee shop
assumes we are just friends
and flirts over the counter.
I spend the next two weeks
mentally replacing myself with her
in all of our photographs.
When I admit this to him
we spend the evening taking new photos together.
He will not let me delete a single one of them.
The phrase “Big girls need love too” can die in a fire.
Fucking me does not require an asterisk.
Loving me is not a fetish.
Finding me beautiful is not a novelty.
I am not a fucking novelty.
He says, ‘No. You are so much more’,
and kisses me
I loved it all to be honest with you, but I think my favourite part was:
Thursday, 15 August 2013
As the collection is quite new, most of the pieces are averagely priced, but as they are all so nice I thought I would give an ABC feature a bash anyway!
Absolute Bargain - Bird Print Dress
I guess the word bargain means different things to different people - this wouldn't strike me as the cheapest dress you could buy ever (quite simply because it isn't) but for the price it is a lovely, staple item to add to a wardrobe.
The dress is a little longer than the style I would usually wear, I have to confess to not having very many midi length dresses in my wardrobe. What I loved about the dress with the way it comes in at the waist and the lovely bird print pattern If you have any tea parties or events coming up, for £50 this could be a welcome addition. You can buy this dress here.
Best Value For Money - BodyCon Textured Dress
I don't own very much black, but I am starting to love bodycon dresses. What I love about this dress is that even though it is black, the textured pattern gives it another layer. It isn't simply another black dress. I can imagine wearing this to more formal events and think teamed up with some nice jewellery and pretty shoes this would be really lovely. At £65.00 it isn't the cheapest dress you could buy, but if you are looking for a black dress to add to your wardrobe then I think this would be fabulous! You can buy this dress here.
Cash To Splash - Sequin BodyCon Dress
Another black dress but the sequins on this give the dress a lovely sparkly shimmer which really brightens it up. At £95.00 for this dress it most definitely is an investment piece but as you will be able to dress it up with different accessories you'll most definitely be able to make sure that you get value for money out of the dress! I like the shape of the dress and I know the long sleeves will appeal to many people. You can buy this dress here.
All in all, I think the Claire Richards Fashion World offering is a good once - I would have loved to see a bit more colour in the pieces though! I guess many people still assume that us fat girls want to hide and slim away in black but that isn't always the case. As I said i haven't tried any of the dresses so I cant comment on fit or quality but I do like the look of these 3 dresses.
Have you tried any? What did you think
Friday, 5 July 2013
|Butterfly print tunic with frill neckline and shirred waist - £18.00|
|Indigo denim short with rolled legs and gold studs - £22.00|
|Coral and black embellished double layer dress - £22.00|
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Who doesn't love a freebie?
Do you want £10 to spend on the New Look Website, on whatever you want!?
Between now and the 10th July I am giving away a free tenner to spend online at New Look.
Ok, so it isn't going to allow you to buy a whole new wardrobe but with their current sale prices, it could easily go a long way towards a new top or dress!
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P.S Usual T&C's apply. This is not held in conjuction with New Look fashion in anyway!
Thursday, 27 June 2013
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
If you're looking for plus size clothes with a difference then Love Ur Curves is great. She also stocks some stuff that you see popping up on other sites, but generally with a lower price!
What do you think?
Monday, 24 June 2013
For me reading blogs has helped in many ways - when I was younger it helped me to see that I wasn't the only fat girl who wanted to dress nice and now it allows me to be nosey into people’s lives and get hints and tips on where to shop and what to wear. Really important if you ask me!
If you have any blog recommendations (including your own) I would love to read them!
For now, I would love to give a little shout out to my 'blog-spirations', so that you can check them out!
Ginger Girl Says
I have known Charl for very many years, although how we met is probably best left unsaid! Mainly because she is much cooler now and I wouldn't want to ruin her reputation. I love Charls blog because for me it is a great mix of beauty and lifestyle. Her writing style keeps me gripped and the layout of her blog makes it easy to read & keep track of. I really love reading her opinions on dating & what is going on in her (and her puppy Ted's) life... Definitely worth a read!
Diamonds And Pearls
There are many 'plus size' fashion blogs that you can read but for me, Naomi from Diamonds and Pearls hits the nail right on the head. I am not sure if it’s because she always has great photos to show the products she’s reviewing or if it’s because she is a similar size to me, but I can always relate to what she is reviewing/saying and for me that makes the blog well worth reading. Naomi is fantastic at piecing together outfits and styles so if you're interested in fashion and looking for new inspiration then give her blog a read!
U Can't Wear That
U Can't Wear That is a brand new blog but already I can see it growing into something amazing. Lucia from U Can't Wear That is not afraid to push fashion boundaries and show people that you can wear whatever you want, whatever your size. I like her no nonsense approach to wearing what she wants and personally always look forward to what she is going to write about next.
From The Corners Of The Curve
I think what I most like about From The Corners Of The Curve is the honesty in Callie's writing. Like any normal girl she has ups and downs and she isn't afraid to say on her blog when something isn’t right for her. That said, her blog is full of positivity (or latest swimwear post is great) and it is a fantastic way to read up on all sorts of topics including plus size fashion - well worth checking out!
I am sure there are plenty more blogs out there which are amazing and 'do the job', I know I read plenty of them. However these are the ladies that spring to mind when I think of the blogs that have given me the most inspiration.
Any blog recommendations? I'd love to know!
Sunday, 23 June 2013
While walking through the main town centre in De Panne spotted a shop that seemed to have plus size mannequins in the window (WIN!) so we wandered in. To be honest, I wasn't convinced they would have anything in my size (on a high street.. surely not!) but I was drawn in by the amazing colours of all the clothes they had... I know, plus size clothes on a plus size mannequin in a colour other than black... MIND BLOWN!
Breaking The Barriers
Anyway... All of the clothes were labelled in S, M, L, XL etc so I had no idea on what the real sizes were... But remembering my 'Dress Sizes Are Pants' post, I decided that didn’t matter and I would simply see if they fit me rather than pay attention to the sizes of the label.
The great news is that I came home with two amazing t-shirts (I could have shopped more but we were pushed for time). As you'll see from the pic, the colour and slogan on these is right up street.
Friday, 21 June 2013
I learnt a few weeks ago that there is no set rules for dress sizes. You would assume that there would be some kind of industry standard when it comes to dress sizes and the measurement that each dress size must be, but actually there is nothing! I don't just mean when it comes to plus size, or bigger sizes I mean in general - there is nothing to say that a certain size of dress should match a certain industry standard of measurement.
Breaking The Mould
For ages now I have been told by my fellow fatties to ignore clothes sizes and just go with what fits but I'll be honest, that has always been something I struggled with. When looking on clothing rails or websites I always assumed that if they didn't have 'my size' then there was no point parting with my hard earned cash. However the truth is that there is no such thing as 'my size' because the sizes from store to store and even cut of dress varies so massively.
Last week I was told by a friend that she wears Primark knickers... now, as this friend and I are similar sizes and I know that Primark generally go up to a size 20 in underwear I wasn't sure whether to believe her claims! However she insisted that their stretchy underwear made the perfect fit.
For £1.70 a pair I couldn't resist trying and today went on an underwear shopping spree.
All of these are in an 18-20 (They might come in a 20-22 I'm not sure, they didn't have any in the Primark I visited) and they all fit! Now, you have probably guessed I am quite a bit bigger than a size 18. But these knickers fit perfectly and their patterns are fun and exciting, just what you want from fun underwear like this!
Have a great weekend
Monday, 17 June 2013
You can be fat and that being fat can make you feel sad (or happy) but you cannot feel fat.
Hi! I'm Debz, Office working, rose drinking, pretty dress wearing, body positive warrior currently living in Birmingham.
From opinionated rants about size acceptance to shopping for a bargain and from nights out to crazy online dating stories - you'll read about it all here!
I love having my own little space on the web and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it! I'd love to know what you think, so leave comments & if you like what you read, feel free to give me a follow!